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Shooting kills 8 revelers in Mexican coastal town

Authorities say gunmen open fire on a crowd partying at a seaside boulevard, killing eight people in northwestern Mexico.

world Updated: Aug 31, 2009 07:48 IST

Authorities say gunmen open fire on a crowd partying at a seaside boulevard, killing eight people in northwestern Mexico.

Prosecutors' spokesman Martin Robles says a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl are among the victims of the shooting on Saturday night in Navolato, a coastal town in Sinaloa state.

Robles said yesterday that unknown gunmen fired on the crowd with AK-47 rifles. Police had no information on a possible motive.

The boulevard is a popular weekend gathering place for young people in Navolato.

Sinaloa, a state straddling Mexico's northern Pacific coast, has long been a drug trafficking hotspot and a stronghold for the Sinaloa cartel.

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